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Hiking trail to the Fondue Caquelon Wispile

1,96 km
0:35 hr
19 m
90 m
72
TOP Easy
Condition
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Best season
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Starting point of the tour
Gstaad, Bergstation Höhe Wispile
Destination of the tour
The large fondue pot Vorderi Wispile, 46.423380, 7.300103
Lowest point
1.827 m
Highest point
1.917 m
Properties
  • Nice views
  • With refreshment stops
  • Suitable for families and children
  • Mountain railway ascent/descent
Source : Gstaad Saanenland

Hike over the ridge of the Wispile, enjoy the panoramic views and the fondue from your backpack.

It’s an easy ride by gondola to the Berghaus Wispile (1,907 metres above sea level), where the hike starts. Follow the mountain ridge towards Gsteig/Lake Lauenen and admire the panoramic scenery. After about 40 minutes you will reach the giant Fondue Caquelon to your right. It can accommodate up to eight people and cannot be reserved.

The way back: You can hike back the same way to the Wispile mountain station or extend your hike towards Chrine-Lake Lauenen or Chrine-Gsteig.

Do take note of the mountain railways operating hours. There is no direct access by car to the Giant Fondue Caquelon.

Properties
Gstaad - Höhi Wispile – Vorderi Wispile
Equipment
The Fondue Backpack (order the fondue backpack the day before during the opening hours of any of the following dairies: Schönried Dairy, Fromage & Pain Saanen, Gstaad Dairy, Zweisimmen Dairy), good footwear, beverages.

The Fondue Backpack contains all of the ingredients needed for the irresistible outdoor experience: a full set of preparation equipment, either a traditional thick fondue or a particularly flavoursome truffle fondue, as well as crusty fondue bread, spices, fondue pot, warmer, plates and forks.

Tip of the author
After your fondue, you can tackle the hike up to Lake Lauenen and admire the views of this famous mountain lake.
Public Transit
Bus station: Gstaad, Wispile
Parking
Big parking space next to the valley station Wispile
Getting There
The Destination Gstaad is located in the south-west of Switzerland right on the border to the French-speaking part of the country. The Destination is easily accessed by rail or car from the regions around Lake Thun and Lake Geneva and the Gruyere region Direct connections to the European high-speed rail network and all international airports in Switzerland guarantee a time-saving and pleasant journey.

More information on gstaad.ch: Travel & Public Transport.

Additional Information
On the Wispile you find a zoo and a big playground for the kids.

More information about the Fondueland Gstaad: www.gstaad.ch/en/gstaad/fondueland-gstaad

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